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GUI design principle

without comments

Asking for a root password in response to someone pressing the power button on the machine
shows: the designer didn’t understand the problem to solve at all.

It told me that I need to enter the root password because someone else was logged in. That’s fine, but *I* can pull the power anyways.

The question is just: are the GUI designers or the security designers to blame.

(observed on Fedora 13)

Written by therapsid

September 16th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Posted in rants